1) The Babylonians did not have an algorithm for long division. Instead they based their method on the fact that
How does this apply to real life? I have met several people who can’t do basic division. For instance, what is 1 divided by 2. Not only can they not respond with 0.50 or one half or something related, they typically get defensive. It’s downright weird.
I suspect they may ‘think’ in and their primary perspective may be Ancient Babylonian Mathematically based and/or a similar system.
From this we derive the modern day usage of 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 360 degrees in a circle